THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER'S
Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

"Eating the Right Kind of Food": On Jewish Food, Tongue in Particular

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  • Lynn Yanis, a Wexler Oral Historian at the Yiddish Book Center, explains the connection to Jewish culture she felt through the foodways of her family, and goes into vivid detail regarding their predilection for tongue, which she found to be "horrendous...but a very Jewish thing to do!"

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Lynn Yanis.

This excerpt is in English.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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